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[texts]Reduce Your Dross Loss 40 to 50 [percent] with the New Monomelt Dross Sifter - The Monomelt Company, Inc.
Advertising flyer and simple instructions for the Monomelt Dross Sifter, a device to sift usable typemetal out of linecasting or typecasting dross. No date, but the patent for this device (US patent no. 2,151,996) was filed in 1936 and issued in 1939.
Keywords: linecasting; typecasting; printing
Downloads: 40
[texts]Operation and Maintenance of the "Star" Automatic Quadding Attachment, Model "E" - Hydraulic - Linotype Parts Company
Brief manual for the Star Model E quadder. (Linotype Parts Company later took on the name of its product identity, "Star Parts," to become Star Parts Company.) A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.") No date, but published after 1949 (the introduction of the first Star quadder) but probably before 1963 (the introduction of ZIP codes).
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 66
[texts]Selectro-Matic Quadder Operators Manual - Star Parts Company
Brief operator's manual for the Star Parts Selectro-Matic Quadder. A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 60
[texts]Catalog for Star Quadder Models F, G and H - Star Parts Company
An illustrated parts catalog for the Star Quadder, models F, G, and H. A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 127
[texts]There's a Star Quadder To Meet Every "White Space" need - Star Parts Company
Eight page advertising brochure for the product line of Star Quadders. A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 74
[texts]Parts Catlog - Star Automatic Quadding Attachment, Models C and D - Linotype Parts Company
An illustrated parts catalog for the Automatic Quadding Attachment, Models C and D, made by the Linotype Parts Company (later Star Parts, Inc.) A quadder is an attachment for a linecasting machine such as a Linotype which performs functions which would have been accomplished using quads in hand-set type. This parts catalog, dated from an attached slip to July 20, 1950, is illustrated with glossy photographic prints bound into the manual on hinges ("bound" is too grand a term; it's 3-hole folder ...
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 72
[texts]Parts Catlog for Star Quadder Model E - Star Parts, Inc.
An illustrated parts catalog for the Star Quadder, Model E, made by Star Parts, Inc. (formerly the Linotype Parts Company) A quadder is an attachment for a linecasting machine such as a Linotype which performs functions which would have been accomplished using quads in hand-set type. The original is composed of sheets printed on one side only, arranged such that the illustration pages are on the left while the parts list for the illustration is on the right.
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 123
[texts]Quadder Operator's Manual - Star Parts Company
Three page operator's manual for the Star Quadder (model not specified). Printing code F40M-C-KG-TH. A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 64
[texts]Some Ludlow Time Records - Ludlow Typograph Company
"The results of the Ludlow estimating contest at the Graphic Arts Exposition in New York, September-October, 1939."
Keywords: ludlow; linecasting; printing; typesetting
Downloads: 180
[texts]Manual [for the] "Star" Automatic Quadding Attachment, Models C-D-E - Star Parts, Inc.
The maintenance manual for the Star Parts (formerly Linotype Parts Company) quadder, model E. A quadder is an attachment for a linecasting machine such as a Linotype which performs functions which would have been accomplished using quads in hand-set type. The title page of this edition bears the date June 1953, but most of the individual pages are dated November 1951.
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 56
[texts]Linotype Manual - F. H. McCall
A third-party manual "Giving Detailed Instructions of the Proper Adjustment and Care of the Linotype."
Keywords: linotype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 323
[texts]Erection Procedure for the Model 31 Blue Streak Linotype - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The procedures for erecting a Model 31 Linotype from a "stripped to base" condition. Includes a dimensioned floor plan. This document dates from the late 1940s or 1950s.
Keywords: linotype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 164
[texts]Instructions for Erecting Blue Streak Model 5 Linotype - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The procedures for erecting a Model 5 Linotype from a "stripped to base" condition. Includes a dimensioned floor plan. This document dates from the late 1940s or 1950s.
Keywords: linotype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 144
[texts]The Ludlow System of Slugline Composition - Douglas McMurtrie
Overview in words (no significant illustrations) of how the Ludlow Typograph non-composing linecasting machine fits into the printing shop and its advantages over hand-set type.
Keywords: ludlow; linecasting; typecasting; printing
Downloads: 262
[texts]Ludlow Christmas Ornaments - Ludlow Typograph Company
Booklet of specimens and showings of Christmas and holiday-season themed ornament matrices for the Ludlow Typograph Machine. Undated, but published prior to Ludlow's adoption of city zone codes (introduced 1943) in their publications.
Keywords: linecasting; ludlow typograph; ornaments
Downloads: 228
[texts]Curle Slug Corrector Installation and Operation Manual - Curle Manufacturing Corporation
The manual for the Curle Slug Corrector, a device which could be fitted to Linotype or Intertype linecasters to saw the slug on its way to the galley.
Keywords: linecasting; linotype; intertype; printing
Downloads: 131
[texts]Useful Matrix Information - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
A publication listing all of the then-current Mergenthaler Linotype linecasting matrices by their numbers, along with information on matrices, matrix fonting schemes, keyboard layouts, and matrix characteristics and care. Printing code: 610.11.1-J-P-22X. Dated October 1937. This is the second edition (that is, the first, or ".1" revision) of this work.
Keywords: Linotype; matrices; linecasting
Downloads: 232
[texts]Font Numbers and Face Lines - Intertype Company
A booklet listing then-current Intertype Company (division of Harris-Intertype Corporation) linecasting matrices, with matrix identification information. Printing code: 42a 16669. 2-58 1M. The scan of this booklet is incomplete; I missed pages 63 and 89. Thanks are due to Dave Seat of Hot Metal Services for preserving this booklet and making it available (though of course he is not responsible for the fact that I missed two pages when scanning it).
Keywords: Linotype; matrices; linecasting
Downloads: 276
[texts]Model M Ludlow Installation, Maintenance, Adjustments, Illustrations and Parts List - Ludlow Typography Company
The operation and service manual, and illustrated parts list, for the Model M Ludlow Typograph noncomposing linecaster.
Keywords: linecasting; ludlow; printing
Downloads: 465
[texts]The Operation of the Ludlow Typograph - R. Randolph Karch
User-level operating procedures for the Ludlow Typograph, a noncomposing linecasting machine. Published in 1939 by the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics' Institute, Rochester, NY.
Keywords: ludlow; linecasting; printing; typograph
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[texts]Erection Procedure for the Model 32 Blue Streak Linotype - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The procedures for erecting a Model 32 Linotype from a "stripped to base" condition. Includes a dimensioned floor plan. This document dates from the late 1940s or 1950s.
Keywords: linotype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 84
[texts]Useful Matrix Information - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
A publication listing all of the then-current Mergenthaler Linotype linecasting matrices by their numbers, along with information on matrices, matrix fonting schemes, keyboard layouts, and matrix characteristics and care. Printing code 610.11.3-K-XX-13X. This booklet is undated, but Jim Gard of the San Jose Printers' Guild has cracked the Mergenthaler publication code and determined that "K-XX" designates "11-59", or November 1959.
Keywords: Linotype; matrices; linecasting
Downloads: 165
[texts]Curle Matrix Anvil Instructions - The Monomelt Company, Inc.
Title on recto: "Precision Tools ... Save Time, Money and Materials." Title on verso: "How the Curle Matrix Anvil Tool and Gauge Assembly Is Operated for Efficiency." Plus a single page of "Some Curle Matrix Anvil Users" dated April 23, 1937. The Curle Matrix Anvil was a tool for repairing Linotype or Intertype or compatible linecasting matrices.
Keywords: linecasting; linotype; intertype; printing
Downloads: 164
[texts]Ludlow Borders, Ornaments [and] Miscellaneous Matrices - Ludlow Typograph Company
Specimen book of ornamental and miscellaneous matrices for the Ludlow Typograph. Undated, but published after the introduction of city zone codes (1943) and before Ludlow's adoption of ZIP codes (introduced 1963) for its publications.
Keywords: linecasting; ludlow typograph
Downloads: 195
[texts]Matrix Identification - Intertype Company
A booklet listing then-current Intertype Company (division of Harris-Intertype Corporation) linecasting matrices, with matrix identification information. This undated publication would appear to postdate the 1958 edition reprinted at http://archive.org/details/IntertypeFontNumbers1958, but probably predates 1963 (as it still uses city zone codes, not ZIP codes).
Keywords: Linotype; matrices; linecasting
Downloads: 482
[texts]Electrical and Electronics Manual for Newspaper Composing Room Machinists - Elliott, Clair A. and Cecil E. Webster
An introductory training manual in the electrical and electronic aspects of Linotype and Intertype linecasting machines. It is undated, but dates from the 1950s.
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 174
[texts]Useful Matrix Information - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
A publication listing all of the then-current Mergenthaler Linotype linecasting matrices by their numbers, along with information on matrices, matrix fonting schemes, keyboard layouts, and matrix characteristics and care. Printing code 610.11.4-5-66-20X
Keywords: Linotype; matrices; linecasting
Downloads: 264
[texts]The Linotype Line - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
Advertising brochure for Linotypes: "Blue Streak" models 5, 31 & 32, 29 & 30, 33 & 34, and 35 & 36. Thanks are due to Greg Fischer (The Linofish) for preserving this document and making it available.
Keywords: linotype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 95
[texts]Useful Matrix Information - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
A publication listing all of the then-current Mergenthaler Linotype linecasting matrices by their numbers, along with information on matrices, matrix fonting schemes, keyboard layouts, and matrix characteristics and care. Printing code 610.11.2-B-X-24X. Dated 1945 on the cover. This is the third edition (that is, the second, or ".2" revision) of this work.
Keywords: Linotype; matrices; linecasting
Downloads: 212
[texts]Useful Matrix Information - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
A publication listing all of the then-current Mergenthaler Linotype linecasting matrices by their numbers, along with information on matrices, matrix fonting schemes, keyboard layouts, and matrix characteristics and care. Printing code 610.11 Printing dated 8-34. Includes, set with the main text, a Price List dated March 1934. This is the original edition of this work.
Keywords: Linotype; matrices; linecasting
Downloads: 223
[texts]Maintenance Manual, Star Selectro-Matic Quadder (Model F) - Star Parts Company
A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 43
[texts]Model S Ludlow Installation, Maintenance, Adjustments, Illustrations and Parts List - Ludlow Typograph Company
The operating manual, service manual, and illustrated parts list for the Ludlow Typograph Model S. The Model S was a late development of the Ludlow which employed a fixed crucible. Unlike the well regarded earlier models, it was not a success.
Keywords: linecasting; ludlow typograph
Downloads: 158
[texts]US Patent 2,569,230 "Galley for Handling Matrices" - George L. Curle
United States patent 2,569,230, "Galley for Handling Matrices," issued 1951-09-25 to George L. Curle. Filed 1946-12-09 as application serial number 715,061. This is a device for handling linecaster (Linotype or Intertype) matrices for cleaning. It was manufactured, although I do not yet know by whom.
Keywords: linecasting; linotype; intertype; printing
Downloads: 77
[texts]Ludlow Borders, Ornaments [and] Miscellaneous Matrices [after 1963] - Ludlow Typograph Company
Specimen book of ornamental and miscellaneous matrices for the Ludlow Typograph. Undated, but published after the introduction of ZIP codes (1963). [Note: The initial upload of this file contained an error such that every other page was upside-down. This has been fixed.]
Keywords: linecasting; ludlow typograph
Downloads: 215
[texts]Instructions for the Operation of Lino-Slug Router - Margach Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Instructions for the operation of the Margach Lino-Slug Router, an auxiliary machine for use with linecasters such as the Linotype or Intertype. Undated, but between 1943 and 1963.
Keywords: linecasting; linotype; intertype; printing
Downloads: 184
[texts]The Ludlow Manual of Instructions, Number 3 - Ludlow Typograph Company
An incomplete copy of the third edition of the manual for the Ludlow Typograph linecasting machine. It is missing its cover, page 1 (title page), and page 2 (contents page). When compared to a different, differently incomplete, scan of edition 3 of this manual the material common between the two matches exactly. This manual is interesting, in comparison to later editions, because it includes some operating instructions and it identifies separately certain structural parts of the machine which we...
Keywords: ludlow typograph; linecasting
Downloads: 69
[texts]Some Reasons Printers Prefer Ludlow - Ludlow Typograph Company
A promotional booklet describing the many advantage of the Ludlow Typograph, a noncomposing linecaster, over traditional hand-setting of letterpress printing type. No date, but circa 1960 based on internal evidence.
Keywords: ludlow; typesetting; printing; letterpress; linecasting
Downloads: 150
[texts]Service Manual for Care and Operation of Monomelt System - The Monomelt Company
An un-illustrated service manual for Monomelt hot-metal automatic metal feeders for linecasting/typecasting equipment (Linotype and Intertype linecasters, primarily, although Monomelts were fitted to Ludlow linecasters, Elrod stripcasters, and Monotype typecasting equipment).
Keywords: linecasting; linotype; intertype; metal feeders
Downloads: 107
[texts]Some Reasons Printers Prefer Ludlow - Ludlow Typograph Company
A promotional booklet describing the many advantage of the Ludlow Typograph, a noncomposing linecaster, over traditional hand-setting of letterpress printing type. No date, but almost certainly published between the late 1930s and the mid 1950s; it is clearly much earlier than the circa 1960 edition at http://www.archive.org/details/SomeReasonsPrintersPreferLudlowCirca1960 This present edition is distinguished externally by its blue cover.
Keywords: ludlow; typesetting; printing; letterpress; linecasting
Downloads: 140
[texts]The Ludlow Supersurfacer - Ludlow Typograph Company
A brochure advertising the Ludlow Supersurfacer. This machine is an auxiliary machine optionally used in conjunction with the Ludlow Typograph Machine (a noncomposing linecaster) to mill a very small amount off of the printing surface of Ludlow slugs. This improves the face of the slug, and is especially important when casting large point sizes where the very flat face necessary for good printing is difficult to achieve solely by casting.
Keywords: printing; linecasting; slugline composition; ludlow
Downloads: 128
[texts]Ludlow Time Records - Ludlow Typograph Company
In 1959, the Ludlow Typograph Company ran a contest at their booth at the Graphic Arts Exposition (repeating a similar contest of 1939) pitting Ludlow slugline composition against hand typesetting. The Ludlow won, of course. This booklet gives the results.
Keywords: ludlow; linecasting; slugline composition; typesetting
Downloads: 97
[texts]Margach Automatic Metal Feeder: The Universal Feeder for All Typesetting and Typecasting Machines - Margach Manufacturing Company
Instruction booklet for installing the Margach Manufacturing Company typemetal ingot feeder on regular Linotype and Intertype linecasting machines (vs. e.g., the Linotype Comet), Monotype typecasting machines, Ludlow Typograph linecasting machines, and the Elrod stripcaster. Also information on Margach ingot molds. No date, but probably 1930s.
Keywords: margach; metal feeders; linecasting; typecasting
Downloads: 84
[texts]Linecasting Operator-Machinist - Harding, Edwin B. and Noel M. Loomis, Eds.
This is a third-party maintenance troubleshooting reference for Linotype and Intertype linecasting machines. It is composed primarily of replies to user problems from the linecasting and hot metal columns of printing trade journals of the early 20th century. It is not illustrated. It is an extremely useful book for practical Linotype and Intertype debugging.
Keywords: linecasting; linotype; intertype; maintenance; troubleshooting
Downloads: 187
[texts]The Brewer Keyboard, Manual No. 2 - International Typographical Unionb
A manual for the installation, maintenance, and operation of the Brewer Keyboard. This was a keyboard developed by the International Typographical Union and Unitypo, Inc. for use with the Teletypesetter perforator. The Teletypesetter perforator had a conventional QWERTY keyboard, and produced a 6-level punched paper tape for use in controlling a Linotype or Intertype linecaster. The Linotype/Intertype, however, had a different keyboard layout, the ETAOIN arrangement...
Keywords: linecasting; teletypesetter; teletype; qwerty; etaoiin
Downloads: 108
[texts]Ludlow Ornament - Ludlow Typograph Company
A collection of examples of the use of ornaments cast by the Ludlow Typograph Machine. Undated but probably 1930s.
Keywords: ludlow typograph; linecasting; typography; ornaments
Downloads: 303
[texts]Parts Catalog for the Linotype Hydraquadder, Catalog No. 58 - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
Parts Catalog for the Mergenthaler Linotype Hydraquadder. Catalog No. 58. First Release. Printing code: 741.58-D-WW-4X. Includes the Manual Hydraquadder and the Electrically Controlled Hydraquadder.
Keywords: Linotype; linecasting; parts; operation and maintenance
Downloads: 61
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-1 to F-5 - Ludlow Typograph Company
This upload failed for technical reasons. For a successful version, see: http://archive.org/details/LudlowSalesmensBook47F01F05try2 These are sections F-1 through F-5 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sale force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typefaces No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 8
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "S and Q" (Spaces and Quads) - Ludlow typograph Company
This section S&Q (Spaces and Quads) of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index.html
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 62
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-41 to F-45 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-41 through F-45 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 41 (Stencil), No. 42 (Coronet), No. 43 (Radiant), No. 44 (Commerce Gothic), and No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 38
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "EL-MO" (Elrod Molds) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "EL-MO" of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  This section covers Molds for the Elrod stripcasting machine.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index....
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 26
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